Study program
International Law and International Relations


One - year study program

Study program: International law and international relations
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Degree: Master’s degree / graduate / second cycle
Location: Sveti Nikole or Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia
Duration of study: 1 year (2 semesters)
Condition: to have a Bachelor’s degree with at least 240 ECTS
Courses: 6
ECTS of the program: 60
ECTS after completion: 300
Awarded degree: Master of Laws – Legum Magister (L.L.M.) – International law and international relations
Tuition fee per year for international students: EUR 2030

Modern global politics, interdependence, and the growing challenges for states in international politics, along with increased transnational communication channels, global trade, and capital flows, are characteristics of contemporary states worldwide. Considering these characteristics, states, as well as other forms of international organizations, both governmental and non-governmental, face problems daily that can only be solved through joint global efforts and international cooperation and diplomacy.

The study program is specially designed to address the dynamic challenges in global political relations and legal regulations, with a focus on developing skills for international negotiations, peaceful dispute resolution, and legal analysis.

Master's degree

Available at Sveti Nikole and Bitola

With its structure and focus on a wide range of key areas, the program provides a solid foundation for students who wish to engage in the international legal world or in international political and diplomatic processes. The program is designed according to the latest trends and international experiences to meet current and future needs for creating skilled and specialized professionals who will address various aspects of these issues.

The program in International law and international relations is intended for students who wish to continue their legal education and pursue a specialized legal profession. Upon completion of the program, students earn 60 ECTS credits.

Only one elective course is chosen for each semester.

In addition to successfully passing the required courses, students must prepare and successfully defend a master’s thesis to acquire the necessary credits. This is a prerequisite for completing the studies and obtaining the professional title of Master of Laws in International Law and International Relations.

Study Program
one - year degree program


  • International Law (Public International Law and Private International Law)

    8 ECTS

  • International Relations and Politics

    8 ECTS

  • International Human Rights Law

    8 ECTS

  • International Contract Law

    6 ECTS

  • Diplomatic and Consular Law

    6 ECTS

  • Contemporary Political Systems

    6 ECTS


  • Academic Writing

    8 ECTS

  • Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes

    8 ECTS

  • International Humanitarian Law

    6 ECTS

  • EU Environmental Law

    6 ECTS


Candidates who have completed the first cycle of studies with 240 ECTS credits (equivalent to four-year studies) are eligible to enroll in the second cycle of studies.

Our program also welcomes applications from students of other accredited faculties, graduates, and foreign nationals.

We admit candidates without the need for entrance exams, making the application process simpler and more accessible.

for admission

When applying for admission to the master’s program from outside the Republic of North Macedonia, students are required to prepare the following documents:

  • Higher Education Diploma (certified with an Apostille Stamp or a stamp from the respective Ministry of Foreign Affairs for countries not members of the Hague Convention);
  • Transcript of Records or Diploma Supplement;
  • Decision from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of North Macedonia for the recognition of the diploma for completed higher education (our university offers assistance in obtaining this document);
  • Birth Certificate;
  • Certificate of Citizenship;
  • 4 passport-size color photographs.

The application documents should be submitted to the International Slavic University:

  • in Sveti Nikole, located at Marshal Tito No. 77 – 2220 Sveti Nikole, Republic of North Macedonia or
  • in Bitola, located at Novachki Pat No. 16 – 7000 Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia.


For international students, the tuition fee is EUR 2030 per year. International students are required to pay the full amount of the yearly tuition fee at the beginning of the academic year.

For more information please visit the Tuition Fees page.

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